Nordic - Baltic Hydrogen Corridor

Hydrogen is a key priority to achieve the European Green Deal and Europe’s clean energy transition, according to the Hydrogen Strategy for a climate - neutral Europe, published by the European Commission in July 2020.

The Hydrogen Strategy and the REPowerEU Roadmap propose a comprehensive framework to support the use of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen that will help decarbonise the European Union in a cost-effective way and reduce its dependence on imported fossil fuels, contributing to decarbonisation and energy independence.

Nordic - Baltic Hydrogen Corridor

The project aims to develop a cross-border 100% hydrogen transmission corridor from Finland to Germany via Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland by 2030. The project involves six gas transmission system operators: Gasgrid Finland (Finland), Elering (Estonia), Conexus Baltic Grid (Latvia), Amber Grid AB (Lithuania), GAZ-SYSTEM S.A. (Poland) and ONTRAS Gastransport (Germany), which have already signed a cooperation agreement on 14 December 2021 to develop the Nordic-Baltic Hydrogen Corridor. Conexus Baltic Grid's share is directly linked to the development of the hydrogen transmission network in Latvia.

The Nordic- Baltic Hydrogen Corridor supports the diversification of energy supplies and accelerates the use of renewable energy.

The hydrogen corridor supports the European Union Hydrogen Strategy and the REPower EU Plan, as well as contributes to various regional and European climate goals.

The pre- feasibility phase of the project will be completed by the end of Q2 2024, and a decision on the way forward will be taken based on the recommendations developed during the pre-feasibility phase.